Posts Tagged ‘Transform’

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Subscribe to INSTUDIO Interior Design Services

INSTUDIO now offers Subscription Design Support Services. RESTYLE, ACCESS & IDEAS are three fixed fee design support options that have been developed and proven effective for clients with an interest in participating in the design process while getting professional results. RESTYLE  or  Refreshing Essentials:  Simply Transforming Your Living Environment is the eco friendly way develop […]


A Fun Foyer Features Fantastic Art

A Fun Foyer Features Fantastic Art

A foyer gives visiting guests a first impression of both the homeowners and the home’s interior design.  A large foyer in a Burlingame, CA bungalow was painted sunny yellow with white trim that is usually associated with classic traditional rooms. A modest antique ceiling mounted light fixture, a traditional French style wood cabinet, small works […]


Mellow Yellow was released by Donovan in 1967

Mellow Yellow was released by Donovan in 1967

Mellow Yellow was reused in a Living Room designed by INSTUDIO in 2012. Former New Yorkers had traded their city sized NYC apartment for a spacious light filled bungalow in Burlingame, CA. The art loving young professionals painted the walls of their Foyer and Living Room a glowing sunny yellow with white trim that is […]


INSTUDIO Design Directors tell COLOR STORIES

INSTUDIO Design Directors tell COLOR STORIES

Benjamin Moore Paints invited INSTUDIO Design Directors to the San Francisco launch of their new full spectrum color collection, Color Stories. The new collection is inspired by how we truly experience the essence of color in our daily lives. Color speaks to us through observation, memory and perception. Presented as books the new selections are […]


Meet INSTUDIO Design Directors at the Discarded to Divine Gala, Cocktail Reception+ Silent Auction

Meet INSTUDIO Design Directors at the Discarded to  Divine Gala, Cocktail Reception+ Silent Auction

INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors Lynne Gillan, Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder each bring their creativity to the table when they collaborate on design projects for INSTUDIO clients. As artists their individuality is apparent. You will see how each artist/designer transformed an identical table as unique works of Art Furniture when they greet you at […]


FLOWING FROM ART TO FURNITURE

FLOWING FROM ART TO FURNITURE

Having an intuitive sense for harmonizing color, INSTUDIO Design Director, Lynne Gillan discovered a new way of looking at her art and design work when she was faced with a unique problem to solve.  In her artwork, watercolor is her medium of choice for the fluidity and transparency it allows in exploring the layering of […]


Bored at Home? Try an INSTUDIO Restyle!

Bored at Home? Try an INSTUDIO Restyle!

Having nice things is sometimes not enough when you’ve had the same furniture, art and accessories for so long that you don’t see them anymore. It’s easy to become bored with your rooms simply using them every day and not seeing your home with fresh eyes or ideas for new possibilities. Everything old can become […]


A&G Merch of Brooklyn NY now in SF

A&G Merch of Brooklyn NY now in SF

No need for San Franciscans to fly to NYC and take the subway to Brooklyn, A&G MERCH is now in the Castro! While searching for accent tables and accessories to complete a design project INSTUDIO Design Directors happened into A&G MERCH.  There they found cool retro style sofas and chairs accented with the latest in […]


Artistry in wood, a tour of Berkeley Mills

Artistry in wood, a tour of Berkeley Mills

Recently INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors were given a tour of Berkeley Mills. Since1988, Berkeley Mills has produced handcrafted, custom built cabinetry and furniture along with unique projects tailored to fit the individual needs of their loyal clients. They welcome visitors to their spacious showroom and workshop seven days a week. The loft like showroom features […]


INSTUDIO is on to Discarded to Divine

INSTUDIO is on to Discarded to Divine

Bring home one of a kind fashion and home furnishings that were transformed from Discarded to Divine while supporting the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. Discarded to Divine is a charitable event that features the visionary talents of aspiring and professional designers who use their skills to create a metamorphosis on donated […]


An Odd Pair of Chairs Add Life to a Room

An Odd Pair of Chairs Add Life to a Room

INSTUDIO interior Design Directors like to add an odd or interesting pair of dining chairs to a dining room set. The chairs can also provide extra seating in a living room.  An unexpected pair of chairs can add life to a room by being a counterpoint to the other furnishings in the room. When selecting […]


INSTUDIO Directs Design at MISSION PICTURES

INSTUDIO Directs Design at MISSION PICTURES

The unassuming vine covered building at 1500 Seventeenth Street on the northwest corner of Arkansas looks plain on the outside but it is the home to three creative businesses. Buddy Rhodes is an artist and the innovative design force for concrete products. INSTUDIO Design Directors/Artists develop their ideas for art and interior design projects. MISSION […]


In a Pipe Wrench, the Artist Sees a Table

In a Pipe Wrench, the Artist Sees a Table

Artist, craftsmen and furniture designers contact the INSTUDIO Design Directors with their new products. Jonathan Niemuth refers to himself as “creative” because he encompasses art, craft and design in his varied work. Creative people have the vision to see beyond what things are to what they can be. In big red pipe wrenches Jonathan saw a […]


San Francisco Loft Living

San Francisco Loft Living

Decades ago New York City artists, actors and the avant-garde pioneered loft living.  Creating a new way to live these people made their own rules by converting warehouses, manufacturing spaces and industrial buildings to spacious light filled dwellings and work spaces. The first lofts had the challenges of developing kitchens, bath rooms and heating systems. […]


Create Gold and Silver Glittered Pinecones

Create Gold and Silver Glittered Pinecones

Nature provides perfect holiday decorations from majestic pine trees. Natural pine cones remind us of the season and add sculptural beauty to any style of interior design and décor. While the Design Directors of INSTUDIO think that “gilding the lily” would be a bad idea, they think that glittering the pinecone might be a good […]


The Art of a Graphic Recycled Wrap

The Art of a Graphic Recycled Wrap

INSTUDIO interior Design Directors give a holiday good wrap! They do this by creatively recycling tissue paper, kraft or brown bag paper and white copy paper. Within a few hours you too can create a personal bold holiday warp with an assortment of recycled papers, Elmer’s glue, a paint brush and a hair dryer. Make […]


Charlie Brown Trees Get Holiday Bling

Charlie Brown Trees Get Holiday Bling

The Design Directors of INSTUDIO give a new look to holiday décor.  Relying on their artistic nature, they recycle craft and style fallen tree branches into surprising Charlie Brown style trees. Gold and silver are foundation colors that can accent the design of any room. The golden tree is a branch that is first spray […]


Like Leather? Lay It on the Floor!

Like Leather?  Lay It on the Floor!

Leather floors were once only used in the rooms of grand homes. Thick custom leather tiles required skilled professional installers. Leather for your floors is now as easy, practical and good looking as wood.  It’s not as expensive as it used to be either with a thinner product and easy installation that can give you […]


Ask INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors

Ask INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors

With the changing light and climate we plan to spend more time at home during the fall season.  The winter holidays are rapidly approaching and often thoughts are geared towards entertaining family and friends. This brings to mind starting a few decorating and design projects to make ourselves and our homes a bit more inviting, […]


What’s Your Type of Decorative Accessory?

What’s Your Type of Decorative Accessory?

If yesterday’s communications technology is trash to someone, can it be a decorative treasure to another? Interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis was on an errand in San Francisco’s South of Market when he spotted a shiny, black, stamped metal plate nestled in the weeds not far from a new construction site. With interest his curiosity piqued, he decided […]


Inspired by Luscious Dark Colors?

Inspired by Luscious Dark Colors?

Dark colors can make a striking statement when used as wall colors.  Notice the variety of red-purples and blue-purples in plums.  They are rich with lively warm, reddish tones. Deep colors aren’t for everyone but “night people” should enjoy the dark shades that they love as part of their interior design plan. Most people think […]


I Saw it in the Window and Just Had to Have It!

I Saw it in the Window and Just Had to Have It!

Remember the iconic Carol Burnett episode with Carol as Scarlet O’Hara in Gone with the Wind turning the window drapery into a formal gown?  We can take our cue from Carol:  reuse and re-purpose when designing your interiors. Like Carol, think outside the box.  You may have a piece of furniture, for instance, a bureau […]


How to get Shagged Today

How to get Shagged Today

Shag carpet was “in” during the mid1960’s and throughout the1970’s. Most people think of shag pile as the perfect complement to vintage style interiors. The Design Directors of INSTUDIO think of groovy “long haired” shag as a plush luxurious carpet or rug that can add depth and texture to most design styles. In neutral or […]


INTERIOR DESIGN QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

INTERIOR DESIGN QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Design Plus Consignment Gallery & the Interior Design Directors of INSTUDIO come together to present a free public discussion and demonstration of creative interior design solutions for the home. Design Plus offers a plethora of gently used home furnishings, art and accessories. Match your design style whatever it is with items from Design Plus and […]